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The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s library in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.” Brainpickings

“The Nobel laureate, acclaimed for his works of magical realism, including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, traveled home in an ambulance, according to a report from AFP, which said the author’s house was guarded by police and surrounded by journalists. Bed sheets were held up by his assistants as he left the ambulance, said the AFP, to prevent film or pictures being taken of the 87-year-old writer, who’s known with affection as ‘Gabo’.”
The Guardian Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez released from hospital

“It’s mostly all peace, love, and harmony until an exasperated (Shirley) Clarke overdoses on sleeping pills, and Varda nearly approaches a storyline. Yet Clarke breaks “character” and interrupts the middle of the scene, claiming the action has no “truth” for her. Varda enters, switches shirts with Clarke, swallows the fake pills herself, performs the deed as she wants, and then coerces Clarke to imitate her and continue.”
 Agnes Varda’s California

California Bookstore Day! Hot on the heels of Record Store Day, but with added DeLillo and Eggers and a journal with writers gone punk, designed by Wendy Macnaughton, amongst all the many other delights you will ONLY be able to pick up at your local participating California independent bookstore! May 3rd, 2014

 

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